Yesterday there was a big huge jackpot in Powerball and as of this writing I don't know if I have suddenly become very very rich but I'm going to go out on a limb here and presume that I haven't. We often obsess over our comfort, and dream of wealth, brand new houses and the … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2nd Sunday of Lent Paying the Bills
Today the news is pretty grim and a strong reminder of the mortality of man. Some might even point to things like this as a sign of the end times. However Lent by it's very nature is a reminder of mortality. Ash Wednesday starts the reminder and Good Friday puts an exclamation point on it. … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2nd Saturday of Lent: Grim News
One of the reasons why Lent is so important is to help us get out of the desert of spiritual dryness. When we are in such a time it seems God is nowhere to be found. Our faith seems pointless, weak and doomed to failure. However it should be noted that when you are crossing … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2nd Friday of Lent The Long Game
Genie: Right here, direct from the lamp. Right here for your very much wish-fulfillment. Thank you. Aladidn 1992 If there is one misconception people have about prayer and how it's answered. Part of this is a bad reading of this passage from Matthew 7:7-11 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 2nd Wednesday of Lent God vs Genies
Yesterday we talked about discernment and the rules for our own discernment and how the rules to discern if our actions are God will or ours. However there are times when we find ourselves not discerning our actions but worrying about discerning the actions of others. When should we base our actions on discerning the … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 1st Tuesday of Lent Discernment #2
One of the best things about Lent is that almost every parish I've ever run seen always offers extra confessions during the season. Alas it is not uncommon for some priests to find their confessional empty during the scheduled times for confession at normal time and it's even worse when a priest during extra Lenten … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 1st Saturday of Lent: confess Confess CONFESS!
If there is one passage that is becoming more and more relevant in the modern world for Christians it's this one from Matthew Then they will hand you over to persecution, and they will kill you. You will be hated by all nations because of my name. And then many will be led into sin; … Continue reading Lenten Reflection Thursday After Ash Wednesday Perseverance